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Connected features the personal stories of six New Yorkers woven together into one of the most intimate series ever. This groundbreaking show changes the nature of storytelling by giving each character a camera to document their lives. The result is a unique format revealing as different as everyone appears to be, we are all universally Connected.
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Jews and Money. Asian Drivers. Polish IQ. CPT… that's racist! But where do these stereotypes come from? Comedian Mike Epps explores the backstories of this humor and how history and fact often distorts into a snide – but sometimes funny – shorthand.
"INSPIRED" features celebrities, visionaries and some of the biggest newsmakers of our generation, recounting the stories behind their biggest, life-changing moments of inspiration.
In a compelling series of verite encounters, Win Win provides unique access into the minds and lives of the world’s most-celebrated entrepreneurs and athletes.
Explore what it means to be human as we rush head first into the future through the eyes, creativity, and mind of Tiffany Shlain, acclaimed filmmaker and speaker, founder of The Webby Awards, mother, constant pusher of boundaries and one of Newsweek’s “women shaping the 21st Century.”
Nicole Richie brings her unfiltered sense of humor and unique perspective to life in a new series based on her irreverent twitter feed. The show follows the outspoken celebrity as she shares her perspective on style, parenting, relationships and her journey to adulthood.
Comedy is hard, but teaching comedy to children is hilariously difficult. Kevin Nealon is giving the challenge to some world-famous comedians. As these young minds meet with comedy’s best, get ready to learn some valuable comedy lessons, and to laugh!
James Franco loves movies. He loves watching them, acting in them, directing them, and even writing them. And now, he’s going to take some of his favorite movie scenes from the most famous films of all time, and re-imagine them in ways that only James can.
The story of punk rock singer Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! who came out as a woman in 2012, and other members of the trans community whose experiences are woefully underrepresented and misunderstood in the media.
Executive produced by Zoe Saldana (who will be the subject of one episode), a celebrity travels back to their hometown to pay tribute to the one person from their past (before they were famous) who helped change their life by giving them an over-the-top, heart-felt surprise.
Enter the graceful but competitive world of ballet through the eyes of executive producer, Sarah Jessica Parker. This behind-the-scenes docudrama reveals what it takes to perform on the ultimate stage, the New York City Ballet. Catch NYCB on stage at Lincoln Center.
Park Bench is a new kind of "talking show" straight from the mind of born and bred New Yorker and host, Steve Buscemi.
SHOTLIST:AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYWinder, Georgia - July 16, 20141. Nats camper shouting, kids in cafeteria2. Various campers sitting down3. Inside camp rec room4. SOUNDBITE: Audrey Vogel, camp counselor-in-training (transcript below)++SOT PARTIALLY COVERED++5. Kids playing outside6. Campers sitting in circle7. Medium of Audrey Vogel with campers8. SOUNDBITE: Audrey Vogel, camp counselor-in-training (transcript below)9. Kids swimming in pool10. SOUNDBITE: Tricia Kardon, camp director11. Tight shot of camper Blake Desadier going into swimming slide12. Various campers on rope course-----VOICE-OVER SCRIPT:nats screaming/dancingEVERYTHING IS OUT IN THE OPEN..Nats kids shouting in lunch hallAND ALMOST ANYTHING GOES _ EVEN SHOUTING.THIS IS CAMP TWITCH AND SHOUT. A PLACE FOR CHILDREN WITH TOURETTE SYNDROME. A NEUROLOGICAL DISORDER THAT MAKES PEOPLE HAVE DIFFERENT TYPES OF TICS.SOUNDBITE (English): Audrey Vogel, Camp Counselor in Training "It was honestly one of the coolest moments in my life and this sounds weird but everyone was just ticking. Kids were throwing themselves on the floor. They were screaming at the top of their lungs. I have a tapping tic where I have to tap people 8 times on the shoulder." AUDREY VOGEL CAME TO THE CAMP FOUR YEARS AGO AS A SHY 14-YEAR-OLD . NOW SHE'S A COUNSELOR IN TRAINING ABLE TO ACCEPT HER TOURETTE'S. SOUNDBITE (English): Audrey Vogel, Camp Counselor in Training "I was making this such a huge deal. I was focusing my life around it I didn't even have friends because of it. It was my choice. People weren't avoiding me really, I was avoiding them because I didn't want them to ask about it."THE CAMP WAS STARTED SIX YEARS AGO BY TRICIA KARDON, WHOSE SON HAS TOURETTE'S. IT'S NOW GROWN TO MORE THAN 170 CAMPERS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND ABROAD.SOUNDBITE (English): Tricia Kardon, Camp Twitch and Shout Director"Our vision was to make a difference for our children, make a difference for children with Tourette. Have a place where they would be successful where no one would question their disorder. "SOMETHING THAT HAPPENED TO 11 YEAR-OLD BLAKE. HE THOUGHT HIS MOM WAS LYING TO HIM WHEN SHE TOLD HIM THERE WERE OTHER KIDS LIKE HIM.FOR MANY OF THE KIDS... THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE THEY FACE DURING THE WEEKLONG CAMP... IS LEAVING AT THE END.MARINA HUTCHINSON, ASSOCIATED PRESS